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Tea Worker
West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.21

20% bonus for most tea workers

Most tea gardens in the Dooars and the Terai have agreed to pay workers bonus at the rate of 20 per cent of their annual wages. A virtual bipartite meeting between trade unions and tea planters on Tu...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.21

Tea wage revision by January

The Mamata Banerjee government has taken up the task to expedite the process of fixing minimum wages for tea workers of Bengal and finalise it by January 2022. On Tuesday, a meeting of the minimum wa...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.21

Garden wage looted from staff at gunpoint

A group of armed burglars held three employees of a tea estate at gunpoint on the outskirts of Siliguri on Thursday afternoon and decamped with around Rs 26 lakh that was to be disbursed as wages amon...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.21

Fresh plea to lift tea worker rider

Tea planters on Monday requested the Bengal labour department to reconsider the decision to restrict the workforce engaged in gardens to 50 per cent in the wake of the second wave of Covid 19. The pl...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Assam tea pay hike brews Bengal ripples

A notification from Assam’s labour welfare department on the interim hike of Rs 50 in the daily wage of tea workers in the BJP-ruled state prompted the saffron camp in north Bengal to point out ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.21

Tea worker shot at in plantation clash

A tea worker sustained a bullet wound when a group of workers clashed with some alleged goons over the possession of a tea plantation in Chopra block of North Dinajpur on Friday morning. Police broug...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj


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